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Not a Morning Person? Try Flowers

Are you a morning person? Well, if you are always amazed at how your best friend can head to the gym bright and early each morning while you can't even form a sentence until after 8 a.m., then probably not. However, you may be looking for a trick to help change your unpleasant morning ways.

A recent study from Harvard University and Massachusetts General Hospital confirmed that non morning people reported being happier and more energetic after looking at flowers first thing in the morning. Perhaps the phrase should have been, "Wake up and smell the roses," not the coffee.

So head out to your own garden and cut some blooms to put on your nightstand. Don't have a garden full or roses? Then head to the local farmers' market to get some flowers perfect for waking you up — I'm thinking yellow flowers would do just the trick. Not only will you be getting out of the house and walking around, but you're also supporting the local farmers.

Who knows, you may be more inclined to get up and get active with your day if the first thing you see is a lovely bouquet of flowers, rather than the maddening glow of your alarm clock.

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Arrr Arrr 8 years
It's worth a try... I love flowers! Can't wait to find out if I see a difference.
sushiii sushiii 8 years
Woah, really? This is super interesting! I hate waking up in the morning, which is why i'm usually late for school haha. Thanks for the tip! I'll be sure to try it out.
miss-fabulous miss-fabulous 8 years
well then how are the flowers supposed to work if the alarm has that stupid noise going on while you look at them
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
Mmm I love flowers :)
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
Mmm I love flowers :)
demonkitty18 demonkitty18 8 years
why did't I think of this before? I'm usually like " ah crap!" whenever I hear my alarm in the morning.
staceyq24 staceyq24 8 years
Aww.. i wanna try this now.
staceyq24 staceyq24 8 years
Aww.. i wanna try this now.
liannecamille liannecamille 8 years
I'll try this... hmmm...
liannecamille liannecamille 8 years
I'll try this... hmmm...
bellanatella bellanatella 8 years
Really? Cool!
bellanatella bellanatella 8 years
Really? Cool!
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